This bill would permit an administrative law judge adjudicating for the Parking Violations Bureau to reduce or waive, in the interest of justice, penalties for failure to respond to a notice of a violation for a parking violation (“additional penalties”).
Int. No. 1066
By Council Members Lancman, Ampry-Samuel, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Yeger, Koo, Maisel, Rose, Vallone, Barron, Holden, King, Grodenchik, Adams, Richards and Kallos
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting hearing examiners discretion to reduce or waive additional penalties for parking violations
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 19-211 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 1993, is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
c. Hearing examiners, as designated in section 19-202, may in the interest of justice reduce or waive the amount of any such additional penalty. Upon reducing or waiving an additional penalty, a hearing examiner shall set forth the reasons for such reduction or waiver in the record.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of finance or other agency housing the parking violations bureau shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.